[maemo-users] reinstall applications

From: Peter Bart peter at petertheplumber.net
Date: Wed Oct 3 20:06:20 EEST 2007
On Wed, 3 Oct 2007 08:40:32 -0600
"Dr. Nicholas Shaw" <Doc at DocHarley.com> wrote:

> I certainly didn't know that - thanks!

> I'm not sure how many of you know this trick given it is a debian
> system you can save /etc/apt/sources.list and the output of 'dpkg
> --get-selections' to a MMC card, do the upgrade and then only install
> manually xterm or a ssh server.
> Once logged back in as root you restore the sources.list, then do
> a 'apt-get update' to load back the repositories, then do
> 'dpkg --set-selections < file' to restore your application list and
> in the end 'apt-get upgrade' to install them.

I've seen other methods, but none quite so simple and elegant! Thank

Peter The Plumber sm on the Road

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